[ shoh-puh n-hou-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈʃoʊ pənˌhaʊ əˌrɪz əm /


the philosophy of Schopenhauer, who taught that only the cessation of desire can solve the problems arising from the universal impulse of the will to live.

Origin of Schopenhauerism

First recorded in 1880–85; Schopenhauer + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019